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by brika
Wed May 06, 2009 6:54 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Numb lips????
Replies: 3
Views: 3718

Hmm, maybe you're allergic to your archwire? The standard NiTi wires contain nickel, which apparently is one of the most common culprits in a metal allergy reaction. There's more info at these sites: http://allergy.immunodefence.com/2006/11/those-with-nickel-allergies-ca.html http://www.bracesinfo.c...
by brika
Wed May 06, 2009 1:26 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Getting braces soon extremely anxious
Replies: 11
Views: 2338

Hey there! Congrats on your decision to start! I know it probably seems a little overwhelming right now, but I have a feeling what you're imagining they'll be like is 100 times worse than they actually will be. (Or at least that's how it was for me!) You'll have to adjust your eating and teeth-clean...
by brika
Wed May 06, 2009 10:10 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Blake24 - Braces Story
Replies: 62
Views: 19208

Wow, the wire on your uppers has really leveled out a LOT! And the gaps are all gone!! Fantastic progress! You must be so thrilled! :D
by brika
Wed May 06, 2009 10:08 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Kayleigh starting braces experience
Replies: 41
Views: 10809

I can definitely see the changes! And as that arch widens out it's gonna keep looking better and better! :) Congrats on your progress!
by brika
Wed May 06, 2009 10:08 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Tommm's story
Replies: 105
Views: 31685

Your teeth look amazing, Tommm! They've certainly "done their job", lining up! ;) You must so happy to have such a great result so early in your treatment!
by brika
Wed May 06, 2009 10:06 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Brika's in Braces - 1st adjustment photos (7 weeks)
Replies: 53
Views: 13273

Thanks, Andromeda and Blake! I'm so glad he's finally bonded, but ohhhh am I feeling it this morning. :oops: Ouchies! But it's great to finally feel something happening...my teeth haven't felt sore in a while, so I wasn't sure anything was moving at all for a while there. It's weird to actually look...
by brika
Wed May 06, 2009 10:04 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Andromeda's Braces Story
Replies: 110
Views: 42221

Woo hoo, congrats on the debracing date!! I really hope you're able to get them off before the vacation...how awesome would it be to be "free" for your trip?? :D Your smile is looking wonderful! I see those slight slants you're talking about, but I'm sure those are exaggerated by the wires and won't...
by brika
Tue May 05, 2009 11:08 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Basketball to face can lead to a brace "streamers story
Replies: 7
Views: 2007

Congrats on your weight loss and starting the braces process! It's great that you worked up the nerve to begin treatment...I know that a year and a half from now you'll be so happy you did!
Have your spacers been causing you a lot of pain? Those things were dreadful for me. :oops:
Best of luck to you!
by brika
Tue May 05, 2009 10:58 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: CERMAIC BRACES (SO SCARED)
Replies: 13
Views: 3597

Hey braceout! Welcome, and congrats on beginning your journey! It'll probably seem a little overwhelming at first, but it shouldn't take long before you forget you even have them on anymore. :) As for advice, I definitely recommend taking some headache medicine before you go get them put on! Also, w...
by brika
Tue May 05, 2009 10:44 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Brika's in Braces - 1st adjustment photos (7 weeks)
Replies: 53
Views: 13273

ADJUSTMENT 3 -- WEEK 20

Hey everyone! I had my third adjustment this morning -- my week 20 -- so I wanted to post a little update, as well as add a new frame to my little "movie" ! ;) The highlights from my visit: - My wayward upper lateral incisor is now bonded , woo hoo! (Before I even thought up a good name for him, too...
by brika
Thu Apr 02, 2009 11:23 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Brika's in Braces - 1st adjustment photos (7 weeks)
Replies: 53
Views: 13273

Hey everyone! Thank you all for the kind comments! Sorry for my late response.... For those that asked: I use a program called ImageReady (that came with Adobe Photoshop when I installed it) to make the gifs. If anyone else has that program, I'll be happy to explain how to use it! :) Otherwise, you ...
by brika
Sat Mar 21, 2009 11:07 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Ripchord's braces story- month 22
Replies: 131
Views: 31537

I'm so excited for you, ripchord! I can't wait to hear that you've gotten that debanding date. :D
I'll keep my fingers crossed for you!
by brika
Sat Mar 21, 2009 11:03 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: My story, initial situation, with pics.
Replies: 160
Views: 73968

Congrats on getting your lowers braced! Has it been tough on your tongue, getting used to the brackets twice? :? Hopefully it's already been toughened up enough to take it! :)

The archwire on your uppers definitely looks more rounded out! Yay! :D
by brika
Sat Mar 21, 2009 10:59 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Jenn Swoosh Saga
Replies: 19
Views: 4915

Oh wow, that airport story is hysterical! :lol: Whatever makes them happy, I guess...as long as you don't miss your flight! :wink:
by brika
Sat Mar 21, 2009 10:50 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: crèmefraîche starts smiling^^
Replies: 7
Views: 2086

Hi, crèmefraîche! Welcome! Thanks for sharing your photos with us! You're certainly making great progress...you must be so thrilled! :D I have the problem of a pushed-back lateral incisor as well (an upper). Right now my ortho is using a coil spring to make space for him, so I'm sure he'll be back...